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Films By Ulrich Seidl

"Brothers, let us be merry, bravely defy your troubles." So advises the slave's song in Mozart's Zaide while two men sit and stare, grimly determined to fulfil cinema's scopophilic potential.--- D/P/S Ulrich Seidl WS Sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/B&W/2006/1min ... Read more
On a sweltering hot summer day, the 'dog days' settle on an affluent Vienna suburb. Behind the sterile exteriors, outer garments and inhibitions are cast off as six characters lose their cool. Former beauty queen Klaudia finds herself the target of her boyfriend's insane jealousy. An elderly man ... Read more
“A masterfully composed drama that explores themes of morality and mortality in a manner that's squalid, surprising and often transcendent.” - Eye Weekly ... Olga is a young nurse and mother living in the Ukraine who, wanting more from life, seeks an escape from her low-paying job. She finds ... Read more
Jesus, You Know (Jesus, du Weisst)Austria Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl shocked Festival audiences in 2002 with the disturbing Dog Days. Seidl returns this year with the more austere, but nonetheless equally compelling Jesus, You Know, in which he turns cinema into a confessional.Focusing on six ... Read more
"A disarmingly funny and tender examination of sex and religion." - Indiewire ... Part two of Ulrich Seidl's trilogy joins Anna Maria (a fabulous Maria Hofstätter), the sister of Paradise: Love's Teresa, as she, too, embarks on a holiday. In this case it is to the outskirts of Vienna, where ... Read more
"This final part of [Ulrich Seidl's] eccentric trilogy yields unexpected pleasures." - Hollywood Reporter ... Thirteen-year-old Meli (the daughter of Teresa from Love) has been deposited at a diet camp in the Austrian hills in the hope she will lose a few pounds over the summer. Hopelessly ... Read more
"Paradise: Love flits nimbly between humour and sadness, and treats potentially ponderous themes such as sex, race and the rancid legacy of colonialism with a welcome light touch." - The Telegraph ... Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, is fed up with her lot. She's a single mother caring for a ... Read more
“Paradise: Love flits nimbly between humour and sadness, and treats potentially ponderous themes such as sex, race and the rancid legacy of colonialism with a welcome light touch.” - The Telegraph ... Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian woman, is fed up with her lot. She's a single mother caring for ... Read more
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